Ballet Dancer Turned Merc?

Jean-Claude Van Damme or Allison Barrie?

FOX News has an article on female body armor, an update over the old Improved Outer Tactical Vests (IOTV.)

Sure, the post is interesting, but more intriguing is the extensive byline of the reporter covering the story. Ballet dancer turned defense specialist Allison Barrie has traveled around the world covering the military, terrorism, weapons advancements and life on the front line. 

Ballet dancer turned mercenary? I thought that only happened in Jean-Claude Van Damme movies.